The Mindy Project: We Can Work it Out

Don’t mind me. I’m just over here totally blowing past the fact that it’s been about six weeks since I’ve posted. It’s not that I have a good excuse either – just a combination of laziness and other things taking hindu mindyprecedence. Oh well.

Back in January, I wrote a post about The
Mindy Project
– specifically about Mindy and Danny and their potential break-up. Now I’m back to write what I think is very much a follow up to that piece. And here’s the crux of what I have to say. I don’t think Mindy and Danny’s break-up (which was only a possibility during that last post, but has since very much come to pass) is the end of their story.

Watching this latest episode, “Bernardo & Anita,” and seeing the way Mindy and Danny handled wanting to expose Leo to different and possibly at times competing cultures really made me think that Mindy and Danny still have a chance. Yes, they decided to not only call off their engagement but to break up entirely, but I’m not counting them out yet. I’m not done rooting for them.

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The Flash: Eyes Like Twins

So before all the television talking, I’m just going to take a minute to say my grandmother turned 90 years old this weekend. It’s truly an incredible thing that she is not only still with us, but still going strong. We were able to fly all her children and grandchildren in to celebrate the milestone with her, and I think she had a wonderful time. So I just wanted to take the time to say I love you, Granny, and I hope we can all get together again for the Big earth2 iris100 when it rolls around.

So. Now back to our regularly scheduled programming.

I don’t know about you, but I kind of love the idea of doppelgangers. Especially the Earth 2 kind of alternate-universe-started-with-the-same-beginnings-but-ended-up-somewhere-else doppelgangers. There’s something fascinating about seeing a character we know and love be made up of all the same pieces but come out a totally different product. What were the important people and moments and trials that made the character exactly who it is we know? And what changes when one or two little pieces are missing or warped?

This also explains my love of any and all It’s a Wonderful Life inspired episodes. It’s the same kind of thing.

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Teen Wolf: You Still Got Me

you still got meFor this half of the season, I am determined to do better about watching Teen Wolf in a timely manner. I fell down on that so hard during the first part of the year, but not this time. Since the first of the year, I have gotten myself so freaking together it’s mind boggling. For real. I am so on top of things right now. And it’s going to stay that way.

For a lot of people, when they want to talk about relationships on Teen Wolf (or, let’s be real, any show) the focus is pretty squarely on the romantic ones. But while I enjoy many of the romances (the tragedy of Scott and Allison, the antagonism of Lydia and Jackson, the dysfunction of Malia and Stiles, the fumbling of Scott and Kira, and the absolutely meant to be Derek and Stiles), more often I’ve found the other relationships to be much deeper, more nuanced, and vastly more interesting.

I’m especially enthralled by our teen protagonists and their parents. For today, let’s talk about Stiles and Sheriff Stilinski.

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AHS Hotel: Show Me Your Teeth

hotelOn Wednesday night, I made a mistake. I made a mistake and I decided to watch the new premiere of American Horror Story as it aired, right before going to bed. Mistake. I ended up having to watch an old episode of The Vicar of Dibly (the most delightfully inoffensive, weird little British show imaginable) in order to cleanse my palate and be able to close my eyes without seeing that one guy whose eyes and tongue had been cut out. Body mutilation like that is definitely not my thing and I had some trouble getting passed it.

There is a little part of me that’s cringing that I’m watching this season. Seeing as I’ve actually never seen any of the earlier seasons. I keep meaning to, but never get to it. And since it’s such an anthology series (and I’ve loved Matt Bomer since he was Bryce Larkin on Chuck) I finally decided to dive in in the middle and give it a go. But it still hurts my heart a little when I really think about it.

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HTGAWM: Can’t We Leave it All Behind

I was sick for most of last week. Like, get sent home sick from work and staydead rebecca home even without accrued sick time, sick. And let me tell you just how much that sucked. First off, no one likes being sick. Second, no one likes staying home when they’re not getting paid for it. And last, no one like having all their glorious plans totally and completely disrupted. By fevers and phlegm. No one.

Alas, that is what happened to me last week and I’m just now getting back to my usual speed. But last week was just such a bad week for this to happen! It was the first full week of the new tv season. I’ve done absolutely none of my pilot reviews. I haven’t even watched Empire or Quantico yet. I am just so, so behind. I guess this week I’ll be doing some major catch-up.

But let me just tell you. Come Hell or high water, I was gonna be there for the season premiere of How to Get Away With Murder. And it did not disappoint.

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Once Upon a Time: Dark Swan Rises

the dark oneSeason Four of Once Upon a Time was a low point for me. After absolutely loving the twists of Season Three – loving our time spent in both Neverland and Oz – I was pretty disappointed with how things continued. The Frozen arc was okay, but coming just so quickly on the heels of the movie – and adhering to so much of it when it came to characters and costumes – left it lacking in authenticity. So much of it just came across as forced and false and I could just never get over that. And then the whole Author things and the fact that everyone lost all of their agency and none of their actions were theirs anymore just…I didn’t like it. I didn’t like it and it left a bad taste in my mouth and I wasn’t all that excited for the start of the new season. There were a few things that were intriguing, I guess, and I was certainly going to keep watching, but I was far from excited.

And with just one episode, all that changed. Season Four has been forgotten and I’m pretty pumped.

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The Mindy Project: All You Need is Love

I have to admit that for me, The Mindy Project has never quite reached mindy and dannythe status of appointment tv. Instead, it’s usually one that kind of piles up in my Hulu queue or my DRV list until I have lazy day to binge. That’s not to say it’s a bad show or I don’t like it. It consistently makes me laugh and leaves me feeling contented and upbeat after a marathon. It’s just that it’s not something I necessarily can’t wait for more of. I don’t think that’s a bad thing to say about it, or a bad way to feel about it. It’s solid. It’s like that work colleague who’s not in your department so you don’t hang out too much, but is always up to go for a coffee run with you if you need it (does anyone else have people like that?) You know, I’m not inviting you to my wedding, but I’ll probably make you a cupcake on your birthday. That kind of friend. That’s me and Mindy.

Now that we’ve got that settled, I will say that yesterday’s Season Four premier was one of the better episodes of the series. And not just because of what happened at then end (if you know what I mean….).

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